Ireland’s Thomas Barr and France’s Ludvy Vaillant during the  European Athletics Championships 400m Hurdle Final in Berlin. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

No way was he letting the chance slip this time, Thomas Barr ducking and diving and then simply reaching out to grab a brilliant European bronze medal(...)

Ireland’s Thomas Barr celebrates winning the  bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Wow. In the final moment he simply ducked and dived and reached out to grab it, and with that Thomas Barr won a brilliant European bronze medal in the(...)

Mark English finished eighth in his 800m heat in Berlin - later being moved up to sixth place. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When he’s already stood on the European Championship medal podium - not just once, but twice - only Mark English must know what it feels like to be tr(...)